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I’m a 39 year old autodidact, and very proud to be. I'm looking for work right now, but that's normal given my proclivity for accepting contracts. I write, I eat, and I enjoy life with all of the gusto I can. I love language and languages. I occasionally slip and use serial commas, and when I do I often leave them as a flag flying in the face of my enemy, Language Prescriptivism. I’m a native English speaker and I’ve studied both Latin and several Romance Languages that are derived from it. I’ve studied law, language, history, sociology, logic, debate, math and various sciences, because those subjects all fascinate me to no end.

Care to learn more? Visit my blog! <3


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revised What qualities should a good metaphor have?
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answered In writing a cover letter accompanying a submission to a literary journal, is listing publications in less well-regarded journals detrimental?
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asked What qualities should a good metaphor have?
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answered When to start a new paragraph and when to start a new “scene”
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answered Title Choice: “The Girl [Without/Who Didn't Have] A Soul”
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comment Are online critique groups a good substitute for editors?
If you could manage to get those people here, that would be helpful, as we'd like this site to grow. ;)
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revised How should I use phrases such as “uh huh”?
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comment How to plan dialog and keep it on track?
I think you're selling yourself short, dialogue can be both natural and good. ;)
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answered How should I use phrases such as “uh huh”?
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comment How should I use phrases such as “uh huh”?
This is a totally appropriate question, he's asking if it's a good idea for his characters to speak like this, and if so he would like clarification as to the meanings of the words. I get the hesitation in having characters use words like this. With the understanding that he's asking about dialogue, this is definately a good question.
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awarded  Talkative
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comment Adding related work to an academic project report
I believe that he's asking the best way to segue between his words and when he's about to start talking about someone else's words that were seen in another academic paper.